Archive for the ‘FAMOUS BOWLERS’ Category

Jim Vrenick (1958)

April 25, 2017

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(1910-1986)

1 ABC championship (1958-D)

Allie Brandt (1947)

April 21, 2017

        (1902-1982)

        Bowling Hall of Fame, 1960

        All-American, 1946-47

        Longtime Record-Holder for High Series (886 in 1939)

 

Marion Ladewig (1951)

April 14, 2017

(1914-2010)

Bowling Hall of Fame, 1964

#7 Bowler of the 20th Century

Bowler of the Year, 1949-50, 1950-51, 1951-52, 1952-53, 1953-54, 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59, 1962-63

All American, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63, 1963-64

All-Star champion, 1949-50, 1950-51, 1951-52, 1952-53, 1953-54, 1956-57, 1958-59, 1962-63

World’s Invitational champion, 1957, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964

PWBA National champion, 1960

4 WIBC championships (1950-D, 1950-AE, 1955-D, 1955-AE)

Rudy Maslar (1962)

April 3, 2017

(1917-1999)

Chicago Bowling Icon

50 Years Ago—Jack Biondolillo’s TV 300

March 31, 2017

April 1, 1967—Jack Biondolillo rolled the first perfect game on a nationally-televised PBA broadcast at the Firestone Tournament of Champions in Akron.  He defeated Les Schissler in the opening match, 300-216, for a bonus prize of $10,000.  Later in the show, Biondolillo lost to Don Johnson to finish in third place.  Jim Stefanich won the tournament.

Ace Calder Stop-Action (1954)

March 29, 2017

Emil Siperke (1948)

March 27, 2017

(1910-1997)

Cleveland Bowling Star

“Mr. 299”

Mark Roth (1973)

March 24, 2017

(1951–  )

Bowling Hall of Fame, 2009

#9 Bowler of the 20th Century

Bowler of the Year, 1976-77, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1983-84

All-American, 1976-77, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1980-81, 1983-84, 1987-88

U.S. Open champion, 1984

Newsday Eastern Open winner, 1975

34 PBA titles

Otto Stein Stop-Action (1928)

March 20, 2017

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Joe Ostroski (1949)

March 15, 2017

(1912-1992)

Philadelphia Bowling Star